Somerset Family History

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Somerset Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of this name, so called from Old English Sumor(tun)s?te ‘dwellers at the summer settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Somes, Somers, Pomorski, Pomfret, Sayers, Meiser, Somer, Simerson

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Somerset Family Origin

Where is the Somerset family from?

Somerset Family Occupations

What did your Somerset ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Somerset family was Dry Goods Store. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Compositor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Somerset. The most common Somerset occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Somerset's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Compositor

  • Dry Goods Store


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Somerset ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Somerset Historical Records

What Somerset family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Somerset. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somerset census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Somerset. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Somerset. For the veterans among your Somerset ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Somerset Life Expectancy

What is the average Somerset lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Somerset life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Somerset in 1953 was 22, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Somerset

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Somerset ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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